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new gas chromatograph in laboratory of analytical chemistry

In August 2018 our laboratory of analytical chemistry purchased a brand new gas chromatograph, mass spectrometer Shimadzu GCMS-QP2020, equipped by a thermal desorption unit TD-30, which is used for analysis of emissions of organic substances.

 

The spectrometer has a superior sensitivity for organic substances in orders of micro-grams per kg of sample. The system is mainly used for analysis of volatile organic substances (VOC) and condensable substances (FOG) according to the requirements of automotive standard VDA 278, but also for emission measurement of polymer samples to investigate additive system, smell, NIAS (not-intentionally added substances in plastics) etc.

 

Contact for such types of analysis: Franky Puype, phone: +420 577 601 703, e-mail: fpuype@itczlin.cz


New general director

Announcement of change in ITC management.

 

Since September 1, 2018, new general director of the Institute for Testing and Certification has been appointed Mgr. Jiri Hes.

 

RNDr. Radomir Cevelik remains in the position of Board of Directors Vice President.


Determination of phthalic acid esters according to requirements of CPSC

In June 2018 analytical laboratory ITC accredited new procedure for determination of phthalic acid esters in consumer products according to requirements of CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) No. CPSC-CH-C1001-09.4. New standard came in force on April 25, 2018 and released old one No. CPSC-CH-C1001-09.3.

More information concerning phthalate testing are available here


Analytical laboratory had implemented new methods for testing of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from car interior parts according to Hyundai and Toyota requirements, namely

Hyundai Engineering Standard - MS300-55 - Determination of volatile organic compounds from moulded parts in the vehicle interior

and

Toyota Engineering Standard TSM 0508G – Volatile component measurement method using sampling bag

Tests are using sampling bags for emission tests, followed by chromatography determination of emitted substances.
For further information and quotation please, contact Ing. Jitka Balakova, e-mail: jbakalova(at)itczlin.cz, phone: +420 577 601 453


new liquid chromatograph with tandem mass spectrometry Shimadzu LC-MS/MS 8045

At the beginning of 2018 department of analytical chemistry purchased brand new liquid chromatograph with tandem mass spectrometry Shimadzu LC-MS/MS 8045, which is used for trace analysis of organic substances. Spectrometer has superior sensitivity for organic substances in orders of nano-grams per litre of sample. In June first analytical procedures successfully passed accreditation after the validation. Contact for such a special analytical techniques – RNDr. Lukas Rozsypal, tel: +420 577 601 452, e-mail: lrozsypal@itczlin.cz


ISO 9001

Management systems certification » Certification of management system

ISO 9001 certification focuses on quality management and it is applicable in any organization in all fields of production or services. Today, it represents a globally recognized standard, whose establishment is the basis for application of other requirements for company management system.

 

Application
  Manual for clients  
Application questionnaire   Searching the database of certificates  
Rules for Use Certificate        

PRINCIPLES OF CERTIFICATION ACCORDING TO ISO 9001

The internationally applicable standard ISO 9001 has been created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), whose goal is to define international requirements for a quality management system. The certificate issued by an independent accredited certification authority guarantees that a quality management system is implemented, documented and used in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001.

BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION

  • stabilization of the achieved quality level in the range of products and services
  • increased credibility of the company with the customers and other business partners
  • the possibility of attracting new customers thanks to providing high-quality production
  • introducing order and rules to all activities within the company
  • the possibility of the subsequent backchecking of compliance with the defined rules in the quality system
  • work with risks analysis - risk-based thinking enables an organization to determine the factors that could cause its processes and its quality management system to deviate from the planned results
  • involving the organization's leadership and understanding of the surrounding business environment

CERTIFICATION PROCESS

The basic phases of the certification procedure are as follows:

  • implementing the QMS into practice
  • preparing the documentation
  • certification by an accredited certification authority
    • assessing and registering the client’s request for certification
    • entering into a contract on the performance of a certification audit (certification audit takes place in two stages)
    • setting up a team of auditors
    • preparing a plan of the audit
    • checking the facts in stages:
      a) reviewing the client’s documentation
      b) checking the facts on site
    • drawing up a report on the result of the certification audit
    • assessment of the audit report by the certification authority
    • issuing the certificate
  • supervisory audit
    • o during the three-year validity period of the certificate, a supervisory audit is performed once a year in the first and second year. Following up on the result of the supervision, a decision will be issued on the confirmation of the validity of the certificate until the next supervision or a decision will be issued on suspending the validity of the certificate. In case of significant deviations from the requirements of the standards, it is possible – as a last resort – to revoke the certificate
  • recertification audit
    • To ensure continuous validity of certification, a recertification audit should take place based on the certificate holder’s decision in the third year before expiration of the certificate’s validity.

IQNET – international certificate

Institute for Testing and Certification is a member of the CQS, which is a member of the international network IQNet. Through this co-operation, it is possible to issue upon request both the ITC certificate and the CQS certificate and the internationally recognized IQNet certificate within the framework of a single certification process.

IQNet CQS

RELATED SERVICES

  • Certification according to other system and industry standards (ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001 / OHSMS – ISO 45001)
  • Assessment of conformity of products to the requirements of European directives (CE marking of products)
  • Testing of products, ATEST ITC
  • Calibration, verification of standards and measuring instruments
  • Voluntary certification – “ITC – certified quality“ mark
  • Technical standardization

CONTACTS

Person Phone fax e-mail
Jaroslav Rapant +420 577 601 299 +420 577 104 855 qscertPostaitczlin.cz


Post address:
Institute for testing and certification
management system certification department
trida Tomase Bati 299, Louky, 763 02 Zlin
Czech Republic

The person responsible for accuracy of data: Jaroslav Rapant

Updated: 5.11.2018
 
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